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by rct
April 22, 2015, 4:40 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Culture (and price) shock when returning home (to America)
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Culture (and price) shock when returning home (to America)

Am just back after a one month family trip in the US, put 3000 miles on a Chevy Tahoe SUV one way rental (the gorgeous beast had under 300 miles on it when I picked it up at LAX) and then final week with a minivan to accommodate the outlet mall and other loot my wife picked up. Outlet malls give pri...
by rct
April 10, 2015, 5:28 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Respect at Immigration
Replies: 15
Views: 2056

Respect at Immigration

This particular thread is about showing respect at immigration. The goofball who came in at around 10h00 with his shirt almost entirely open and unbuttoned, except for the bottom one button near his belt, was not suitably dressed and exemplifies a lack of respect, even if he may be the rare case of ...
by rct
April 10, 2015, 11:08 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Respect at Immigration
Replies: 15
Views: 2056

Respect at Immigration

I do not want to associate myself with the other thread.....today at Immigration, I witnessed nothing but professionalism from all the officers, during my 90 minute visit for an annual renewal, during which time they were quite busy and handling all sorts of people. Been here 6 years now, and always...
by rct
March 3, 2015, 5:58 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: retiring
Replies: 58
Views: 5411

retiring

Kuhn Paul if you want to put my words in quotes, you should not change words and twist them around to mean something different when quoting me and then take offense by the way your own mind works. Glad Parrott pointed this out.....what I meant is exactly as how Parrot interpreted it "a local woman" ...
by rct
March 2, 2015, 7:17 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: retiring
Replies: 58
Views: 5411

retiring

There is no accounting for taste. I lived many years each in Bangkok, Phuket, Udon Thani, (21 years total) and can afford to live in any of them, we chose Udon 6 years ago for family reasons, which is not to say we intend to stay forever. I still frequent all, as well as the major capital cities acr...
by rct
February 23, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: School Holidays
Replies: 46
Views: 4259

School Holidays

Grin and bear it, no choice. I plan Christmas and summer break trips for the kids and book flights, always a bit comical trying to get dates far in advance, from the school office.

When might Thailand switch to have summer school break in June/July/August, I heard this was being pondered.
by rct
February 4, 2015, 3:24 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: Dose Espresso - Nice Bistro Across from Maeya (Sponsor)
Replies: 135
Views: 30015

Dose Espresso - Nice Bistro Across from Maeya (Sponsor)

If Parrot's words and photos are inspiring... Seeing the updates on Dose's facebook page will put one over the top, a great photographer/s, and scroll all the way down to their farm visit.....such happiness. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dose-Espresso-Thailand/400172750113334?id=400172750113334&sk=...
by rct
January 30, 2015, 5:29 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: Chinese Eateries in Udon
Replies: 37
Views: 7069

Chinese Eateries in Udon

Suanthip Chinese Restaurant - phone 042-222-927 This is a suburban Chinese restaurant in a garden setting with additional indoor rooms. Head into Nongsamrong from the ring road, at the second U-Turn, turn left into the narrow soi, a few hundred meters in on the right, opposite some new apartment bui...
by rct
January 28, 2015, 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: WHY ARE USED CARS SO EXPENSIVE IN THAILAND?
Replies: 23
Views: 12014

WHY ARE USED CARS SO EXPENSIVE IN THAILAND?

New cars in Thailand have a high tax, so they are more expensive than in much of the west. Luxury cars even more. Here is what I believe: the high tax on cars in Thailand is similar to the C.O.E on cars in Singapore, Certificate of Entitlement, which is basically a tax on car ownership. Singapore's ...
by rct
January 26, 2015, 1:34 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Parking Manners, what do you do?
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Driving Manners, what do you do?

Extrapolating.....with an experience I have quite often here in Udon: suppose you are waiting to turn right at an intersection with the green light, but oncoming traffic keeps you in place, as you let them pass since they have the right of way. Meanwhile the impatient driver behind you pulls out fro...
by rct
January 25, 2015, 8:01 am
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: 'British Gang' in Udon Thani Beats Up Frenchmen
Replies: 94
Views: 9520

'British Gang' in Udon Thani Beats Up Frenchmen

GT, I am with you, when I feel like seeing civilized behavior, I head over to Udon's Le Country Grill, and I mean this sincerely.
by rct
January 9, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Magic Show at Landmark January 10?
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Magic Show at Landmark January 10?

https://www.facebook.com/events/1538299016417285/

the Dutch Swing College Band certainly was a very big deal for Udon, glad I caught it.
by rct
January 9, 2015, 3:16 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Magic Show at Landmark January 10?
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Magic Show at Landmark January 10?

UDTown often has live entertainment, just FYI. Would be nice if they have a schedule of events, not sure about that.
by rct
December 2, 2014, 5:21 am
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Goose - Where to buy?
Replies: 11
Views: 1462

Goose - Where to buy?

Try Siem Hai Chinese Restaurant opposite the Ton Koon Hotel (hotel changed name recently however)
by rct
December 1, 2014, 9:43 am
Forum: Sports, Leisure and Adventure in Udon Thani
Topic: Kids football school.
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Kids football school.

Hope nobody minds my mentioning it, the smallest kid in the photo is mostly on the sidelines and the majority are bigger and quite active and they have a good 2-5 hours of training and learning.
by rct
November 28, 2014, 10:00 am
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Sexy Girl Foam Party - Wet T Shirts Udon
Replies: 16
Views: 3546

Sexy Girl Foam Party - Wet T Shirts Udon

Wazza, the pretty girls' foam party is only tomorrow and Sunday....though perhaps worth flying back early for!!!
by rct
November 28, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Sexy Girl Foam Party - Wet T Shirts Udon
Replies: 16
Views: 3546

Sexy Girl Foam Party - Wet T Shirts Udon

Yes, you read and I wrote it correctly. This weekend November 29-30 is a Grand Opening event at FIT STATION at the downtown PTT gas station, on Prajak Road near Central Mall. This is the car maintenance, repair and car wash at the rear of the service station. Apparently some Pretty Girls will have a...
by rct
November 26, 2014, 8:40 am
Forum: Sports, Leisure and Adventure in Udon Thani
Topic: Kids football school.
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Kids football school.

I believe the Zalvo school I mentioned will satisfy most sons and daughters. It is very nice in fact.
by rct
November 24, 2014, 8:53 am
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: Nok Restaurant - in Nongsamrong Area (Sponsor)
Replies: 262
Views: 49355

Nok Restaurant - in Nongsamrong Area (Sponsor)

Last night, Sunday, was surprised Nok's was closed so I called Alfie, who asked I post this message. He is unable to type himself for the moment. Unfortunately Alfie had a motorcycle accident and broke his collar bone, so Nok's may have occasional need to close when normally they would be open. If i...
by rct
November 24, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: Sports, Leisure and Adventure in Udon Thani
Topic: Kids football school.
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Kids football school.

ZALVO SOCCER FOR KIDS Follow Phosri Road over the tracks, turn left at the China Gate, proceed right past the Thai Chinese Cultural Center and follow Nong Bua Lake a few hundred meters, there is ZALVO Soccer which has kids soccer both during school holidays for weeks at a time, as well as currently ...

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